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Team She She #foreverfive

TEAM SHE SHE #foreverfive is a tribute to Sheila Russell-Frederick who was taken from us way too early, by a terrible disease, cancer. In the last weeks of her life her family witnessed first hand the impact Sheila made on the lives of others. The lines of students, co-workers, family and friends that came to say goodbye and tell us how Sheila affected their lives in a positive way was profound.  It was a testament to her life and how she made the most of everything she was given. As a family we wish to extend the impact Sheila has had on others by continuing the fight against cancer in not only her name but also in recognition of all the others the Russell family has lost to cancer as well. 


Sheila was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in 2014.  She was told there may not be more than 11 months to live.  Sheila would have none of that, she had things to do.  And she did them! She made the most of those 11 months and more showing us what a strong determination could accomplish.  Growing up we were a family of five siblings.  We have not lost Sheila's spirit and we will represent her determination through this team.  Sheila will be with us in this fight: #foreverfive 


Swim Across America is an important organization to Sheila and our family. We will continue to work towards fighting cancer so that others do not have to go through the last 3 years we experienced. Thank you for your donation and joining us in this fight. You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team below, or send a check to Swim Across America - Chicago, 47 Polk Street, Suite 100-561, Chicago, IL 60605.


Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the swimmer you are supporting!

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